The unconscious: A perspective from sociohistorical psychology

Journal of Mind and Behavior 15 (4):323-342 (1994)
This article extends concepts from Vygotsky's sociohistorical psychology to explain unconsciousness. Freud's conception of the unconscious is criticized for minimizing the importance of social and cognitive aspects of unconsciousness. In contrast, sociohistorical psychology explains unconsciousness as emanating from social values. These social values organize the manner in which we perceive people, and therefore account for oversights and distortions in our perception of self and others. Implications for overcoming unconsciousness are also discussed according to sociohistorical psychological principles
Keywords Psychology  Science  Unconscious  Freud  Vygotsky, L
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